Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) reaffirming its commitment to the development of excellence and engineering. The memorandum outlines the ways in which the two organisations will work together to ensure that JLR engineers remain global leaders in their field with the skills, knowledge and expertise to drive the business forward.
This MoU builds on a long standing relationship with IMechE and reflects the need for the UK to maintain its engineering pedigree. To support this, JLR and the IMechE have outlined ‘principles of cooperation’ to aid the development of Professional Engineers. The IMechE will deliver tailored training and technical programmes furthering the skills and technical capabilities of JLR engineers. Concurrently, JLR will support its engineers within appropriate disciplines to undertake programmes of Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
JLR’s business is built around two British car brands that design, engineer and manufacture in the UK and is led by advanced design, engineering and technology, investing £1.5 billion per annum on product creation over the next five years. To achieve these ambitious plans, JLR employs a world class team of over 4,000 engineers and designers.
Jo Lopes, JLR Head of Technical Excellence said, “Jaguar Land Rover and the IMechE have built a close working relationship over many years in relation to the promotion and benefits of professional accreditation. The signing of an MoU will help us build on this strong partnership and expand areas of collaboration to support JLR’s continuing growth at the centre of the UK’s automotive industry.”